No Bake Eclair Cake Recipe

This no-bake eclair cake is a delicious, easy-to-make dessert that combines layers of graham crackers, creamy vanilla pudding, and rich chocolate frosting. It’s a perfect treat for any occasion and requires no baking, making it a quick and convenient option for a crowd-pleasing dessert.


  • 2 (3.5 oz) packages instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 (8 oz) container of whipped topping (Cool Whip), thawed
  • 1 (16 oz) package graham cracker squares
  • 1 (16 oz) container chocolate frosting


  1. Prepare the pudding:
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the instant vanilla pudding mix and milk until well combined and smooth.
  • Gently fold in the thawed whipped topping until the mixture is uniform and creamy.
  1. Assemble the layers:
  • In a 9×13 inch baking dish, arrange a single layer of graham crackers to cover the bottom.
  • Spread half of the pudding mixture over the graham crackers.
  • Add another layer of graham crackers on top of the pudding mixture.
  • Spread the remaining pudding mixture over the second layer of graham crackers.
  • Finish with a final layer of graham crackers on top.
  1. Add the chocolate frosting:
  • Remove the lid and foil from the chocolate frosting container.
  • Microwave the frosting for about 15-20 seconds to soften it slightly, making it easier to spread.
  • Pour the softened frosting over the top layer of graham crackers and spread it evenly using a spatula.
  1. Chill the cake:
  • Cover the baking dish with plastic wrap or aluminum foil.
  • Refrigerate the cake for at least 4 hours, or overnight, to allow the graham crackers to soften and the flavors to meld together.
  1. Serve and enjoy:
  • Slice the eclair cake into squares and serve chilled.
  • Enjoy this creamy, chocolatey, and delightful no-bake dessert!

Feel free to get creative with this recipe by adding layers of sliced bananas, strawberries, or other favorite fruits between the pudding layers for an extra twist.

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